Ministry at South Canyon Baptist Church
James Proctor and wife Natalie, along with two of his four children (their two eldest children are young adults and live in other states), have been ministering at South Canyon Baptist Church in Rapid City for approximately ten months. Proctor left his former pastorate of 13 years in Indiana to now serve at South Canyon. Staff at South Canyon includes student and family pastor Tanner Blosser, worship pastor Joel Harris, and member care administrator Misty Wishon. The youth ministry at South Canyon currently hosts the ministry of Love, Inc., which serves to help members of the community struggling with hardships such as imprisonment or addictions.
While serving with Love, Inc., the church hosts four classes for attendees; one on marriage, one on making life changes, one cooking class, and one class on financial stewardship. The church provides a weekly meal on Wednesday nights before the class, and the youth group provides programs for the children of attendees during the classes. Pastor James is hopeful that the classes being offered lead to friendships among church members and community members who are attending classes. South Canyon also held an elder retreat in February and looks forward to a women’s retreat in March.